As many of you know, we recently launched a side project named PicTur. This is a website, built with the help of PHPRunner, that allows users build beautiful travel stories. Instead of letting you pictures collect dust you can create a travel story and share with the world. Take a look open an account and maybe create a story or two.

This website was built with the help of PHPRunner and was heavily customized. We will post series of articles talking about the most interesting parts of this project. Let us start by showing how pages like login, register and remind password were prettified. First, we found a good login template at Carrd, customized it a bit and imported CSS into PHPRunner.

This is the end result:

PicTur..app login page

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We are working on version 11 of PHPRunner and ASPRunner.NET. From the engineering point of view, this is a huge redesign that will significantly improve the user experience. We are switching from storing project data in XML and SQLite databases to a real database like MySQL or SQL Server. Also, switching from a slow Internet Explorer engine that powers our UI to Chrome.

Benefits

  • Much faster UI
  • Much faster work with large ( 1000+ tables ) projects
  • Multi-user work!
  • Revisions and roll-backs
  • Later: Mac/Linux versions
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By Jerry Adach, Director Enterprise Data and Automation, Central Maine Healthcare

ASPRunner.Net is, in my opinion, the best software on the market to build secure, role-based data driven workflows and complex reports and dashboards.

Over the years, we started to use more and more stored procedures to be called by custom buttons and table events. It seemed to be more efficient having SQL Server handle some of the heavy lifting and more complicated tasks.

Now we are using another platform to perform some heavy lifting and adding brand new capabilities.

Our talented Lead RPA Developer, Michael DiPoffi, wrote some custom class files that we could easily integrate into ASPRunner.Net. We can now call APIs that will initiate automated workflows, passing parameters from the app to the enterprise RPA (Robotic Process Automation) execution server via normal table events and custom buttons. The class files also retrieve responses from the server to ensure it was successfully executed. This is a game changer.

Since in my organization, Automation, Enterprise Data and App Development are all under one area of IT, this was inevitable.

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People often ask us this: “I found a great-looking theme on the Internet, how do I import it into PHPRunner or ASPRunner.NET”. The problem is that all themes are implemented differently, there is no standard they follow and they cannot be “imported”. However, it is possible to make your project look exactly like any of those themes and this article will teach you how to do this.

For the inspiration, we will be using Material Dashboard Dark Edition theme by Creative Tim. Here is how it looks:

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PHPRunner and ASPRunner.NET 10.8 are here!

Trial version download links

If you purchased PHPRunner or ASPRunner.NET less than 12 months ago, proceed to the control panel and download the registered version 10.8 there under ‘My purchases’. Use ‘Reg info’ link next to your latest purchase.

This new version features the following improvements:

1. New dashboards look and customization options

There are many ways to configure and style dashboards in version 10.8. This is just one of them.

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The main difference no-code and low-code applications is that you can easily extend low-code applications by adding your own code. This gives you both power and responsibility and we are going to talk about some typical mistakes people do while adding their own code.

Let me show you an example of the code one our clients were using in BeforeLogin event:

Can you tell what is wrong here? If not, keep reading.

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Welcome to DevQuest! We have built a little quest that is both fun and educational and dedicated to the topic of web development. There are eight questions total. Most of them are quite simple but some will require a bit of thinking. All of these questions can be answered with the help of your web browser and developer tools. We recommend using Google Chrome and Chrome Developer Tools but other browsers offer similar functionality.

You would need to view the page source, use Javascript console, use the Network tab in Developer Tools, use colorpicker etc. Your web browser is all you need.

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Version 10.7 of PHPRunner and ASPRunner.NET is here!

Trial version download links

If you purchased PHPRunner or ASPRunner.NET less than 12 months ago, proceed to the control panel and download the registered version 10.7 there under ‘My purchases’. Use ‘Reg info’ link next to your latest purchase.

This new version features the following improvements:
1. Files upload to cloud providers: Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3, Dropbox
2. Notification API

Let’s dig into new functionality.

Files upload to cloud providers

When you set ‘Edit as’ type of the field to File/Image you now have an option to choose one of the cloud storage options.

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PHPRunner and ASPRunner.NET v10.6 are here!

Trial version download links

If you purchased PHPRunner or ASPRunner.NET less than one year ago you can logon to the control panel and download the registered version of the software there.

What’s new in this version

1. New security providers in version 10.6

New security providers: Azure AD, OKTA, SAML, OpenID. An option to combine multiple security providers i.e. you can use Active Directory together with database-based security.

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